Q. What kind of meditation is Vipassana meditation?

A. Vipassana meditation is a meditation that Buddha developed when he attained spiritual enlightenment. It is a meditation method that removes the "foulness" on the mind and cleans it. In the meditation, one continues to see the changes in his mind and body as it is, at the moment. Though, Vipassana meditation cannot be explained fully and precisely by words, so practice is essential. For more information, please visit the "What is Vipassana Meditation" page.

Q. What kind of meditation events are currently being held?

A. At our corporation, we hold introductory meditation meetings and practice meditation meetings on a regular basis every month, and conduct meditation meetings according to various themes (such as parent-child meditation meetings and mercy meditation meetings) irregularly. Also, we hold monk experience in Thailand and a vipassana meditation camp once a year.

It is also possible to conduct a meditation event for business trips of school students and faculty members, and for corporate organizations. Please see the page of "Vipassana Meditation Meetings" for more.

Q. Is it possible for you to come to and perform meditation events in companies,
government agencies and schools?

A. Yes. Specifically, please see the page of "Meditation Meetings for Companies and Government Offices" or "Meditation Meetings for Schools"

Q. Is your purpose to spread Buddhism? Or are you trying to propagate a new religion?

A. The purpose is not to spread Buddhism or to spread new religions. Indeed, it is Buddha who discovered Vipassana. However, it does not mean that only Buddhists can carry out this method to eliminate mental foulness. It can be practiced and experienced by anyone who wants to get rid of mental impurity, regardless of his beliefs.

Our purpose is to help people to get rid of their own mental foulness and live their lives happily through meditation. And we are trying to spread this around the world. For this purpose, we offer truth and vipassana in the meditation meetings.

Q. Aren't you going to sell weird goods or cards and request for bills later?

A. There are no such things. We operate with your donations only.

Q. Why does the meditation meetings run with donations?

A. The truths and meditation we are conveying in the meditation meetings are found by Buddha and have been transmitted since ancient times. From that time on, if people wished to purify their mind, they could equally learn and experience the teachings and meditation. This is why our meditation events run with donations only, so that everyone can receive them equally.

The purpose of Vipassana is to clean the mind. You need to eradicate greed in the process of cleaning up your mind. If you price the meditation, it becomes a tool of business. The purpose of business is to expand profits, and it always pertained to certain greed. The purpose of Vipassana and business are contradictory.

The money you have to pay is different from the money you pay voluntary. Donating helps to develop the mind of mercy, reduce greed, and accumulate virtues.

The donations received from all of you will be used for transportation expenses and holding meditation meetings, as well as the funds for meditation camps in Thailand and the establishment of future meditation centers in Japan.

Q. What kind of corporation is Vipassana Bhavana General Incorporated Association?

A. A general incorporated association established to convey Vipassana to the world through meditation meetings. For more information, please see the "About the corporation" page.

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